Turkey Makes Me Sleepy = Michael Adams, Charles Rice Goff III, Eric Matchett
1 Solarian (Adams/Goff, completed January 12, 2016)
2 Such A Shame (Matchett/Goff, completed April 28, 2015)
3 Hard Drive To Destiny (Adams/Goff, completed June 18, 2015)
4 Enfolded (Matchett/Goff, completed March 24, 2015)
5 Gundy (Adams/Goff, completed July 18, 2015)
6 Andy Wants It All (Matchett/Adams/Goff, completed January 21, 2016)
7 Thinking Out Loud (Adams/Goff, completed February 8, 2016)
8 Climbitology (Matchett/Goff, completed April 10, 2015)
9 Sunny Day (Adams/Goff, completed August 23, 2015)
10 When Last Judgments Officiate (Matchett/Goff, completed October 5, 2015)
"Odyssey Of A Gravy Boat" is the thirteenth album of original recordings created by Turkey Makes Me Sleepy (TMMS). Its release marks nineteen years since the group's inaugural effort was produced in 1997. Up to this point, TMMS composed its music via improvisation and/or by editing loosely-structured recordings into sound sculptures. While TMMS produced a few pieces that could be classified as original "lyrical songs" over the years, not until the release of Odyssey Of A Gravy Boat has there been a TMMS album that is composed exclusively of lyrical songs.
The ten pieces presented here all started out as unfinished instrumental recordings, created by either Adams or Matchett. Retaining the recordings' original rhythms and melodies, Goff edited these instrumentals into forms for which he could write lyrics. He then added his own instrumental recordings, sound samples, and sound effects, as well as recordings of himself singing his original lyrics. This process produced the final mixes presented here. The entire effort took over a year to complete. This collection of refined recordings showcases a wide variety of musical styles and non-styles. Adams, Goff, and Matchett tickle their listeners' ears with a virtual orchestra of instruments, non-instruments, samples, and other sounds. Goff's lyrics take listeners on explorations of modern culture, religious philosophy, raw emotion, interspecies affection, and dadaist humor. Simply put, this album completely mimics the Odyssey Of A Gravy Boat.
"Such A Shame" is dedicated to Billy Butler.
"Climbitology" is dedicated to Climbit Goff.
Copyright 2016 by Taped Rugs Productions